The Barn

sleeps 4 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
2 dogs allowed 2
family friendly
4 star4 star4 star4 star

Cottage with woodburner,

Matfen 1.9 miles. A fabulous recently converted 17th century water mill, The Barn is nestled in the Northumberland countryside on the outskirts of Matfen. Set over three floors, this quirky property is the perfect base for a family or group of four with beautiful features throughout. Ample off-road parking ensures an easy arrival and time to take in the tranquil, rural surroundings before stepping inside the picturesque cottage. Be welcomed by a handy porch to leave your boots and follow the steps up to the social heart of the house. Feel the warmth of the underfloor heating as you step into the open-plan living/dining room; vaulted ceilings and stunning beams overhead make for a spacious room to unwind by the warmth of the woodburning stove, sink into the plush corner sofa for a movie night on the Smart TV, or grab a book from the generous book shelves. Rustic meets charming décor in this delightful home, such as pretty artwork, colourful rugs and quirky heart-shaped seats at the dining table, fit for four guests to tuck into a hearty meal. A contemporary, galley-style kitchen is nicely presented with key amenities for your self-catering holiday, including an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Two guests benefit from the master bedroom on the lower-ground-floor; stand at the top of the stairs to admire the wooden beams and lovely furnishings throughout, such as a king-size bed, vintage dressing table, en-suite cloakroom and a freestanding bath waiting to be filled with bubbles. Up on the first floor, find a pleasant twin room with access to the neighbouring, beautifully-appointed shower room. Pack a lunch and head into the field at the back of The Barn, where a peaceful picnic bench beside the brook awaits, and the St Oswald's Way footpath leads directly to Hadrian’s Wall, around a mile away. You'll be in a great location for exploring Northumberland, with a prehistoric standing stone and the Roman road, The Devil's Causeway, leading to picturesque towns and villages. Take a short journey into the centre of Matfen to start your day with breakfast at Dulcissima coffee house and deli, where you can also pick up self-catering essentials, whilst the Matfen Black Bull serves delicious evening meals. The Grade II listed Maften Hall county hotel, spa and golf estate is within walking distance with restaurants, a championship 9 hole golf course and spa days on offer for those seeking relaxation. Those seeking adventure will enjoy the tree-top crossings at Go Ape, less than a mile away. Spend the day in the historic market town of Hexham with its selection of great restaurants and a cinema - Discover the medieval Hexham Abbey, wander through the quaint Sele park and gardens and stop off in one of the many pubs or cafés. The nearby Roman settlement of Corbridge also offers a selection of cafes, historic pubs, boutiques and antiques shops. Newcastle upon Tyne and its brilliant attractions are within easy reach, whether that's to discover history and art in one of the museums or galleries, such as the popular Biscuit Factory gallery, taking a tour through the fascinating Victoria Tunnel, or dressing up for an evening in of Britain's best cities for nightlife. Discover Northumberland National Park, known for the quality of its night skies and Kielder Observatory, be sure to venture into the spectacular landscapes to escape the hustle and bustle; The property is also within an hours drive of the beach. Make The Barn your home-away-from-home for making memories with your loved ones.

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Leisure facilities & entertainment:

internet access tv

Accommodation layout and features:

Ground Floor, Bedroom 1:
King size bed(s)Ensuite facilitiesbed linen
First Floor, Bedroom 1:
Single bed(s)Single bed(s)bed linen
microwave dishwasher freezer
bath shower  towels

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Central heating open fire Wood stove parking garden

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Family friendly features:

Family Friendly

Dog friendly features:

dogs allowed

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Corbridge, Northumberland
Nearest city: Hexham, Northumberland 10 mile(s)

Corbridge is a village found in the south of the county of Northumberland, just 8 miles from the Northumberland National Park. With spectacular surrounding countryside, Corbridge is a tranquil setting in which holidaymakers can enjoy a relaxing country getaway.


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The cottage is set over three floors and has two bedrooms: a lower-ground-floor king-size with freestanding bath, heated towel rail and en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC, and a twin. There is a shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, along with a kitchen and living/dining room with woodburning stove. Central heating is electric with underfloor heating and amenities include electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. For entertainment there is a Smart TV, WiFi and selection of books. Fuel, power, starter pack for woodburning stove, bed linen and towels are all included. Outsied there is off-road parking, a side courtyard with furniture and guests have access to field with picnic bench. Sorry, pets and smoking are not permitted. The nearest shop and pub are 2.1 miles away. Note: There is livestock around the property. Note: Children under six are not allowed at this property. The Barn is a quirky setting to explore the delights of Northumberland.

The picturesque town of Matfen is located in the Northumberland countryside. Visit Matfen Village Store and Caf, a pleasant site to pick up your self-catering needs, and Matfen Black Bull, a charming country local bar. The historic Hadrian's Wall is just a few miles north, with a prehistoric standing stone nearby. Enjoy an indulgent spa day or a round of golf on the outstanding course at Matfen Hall or jump through the treetops at Go Ape Matfen.

Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with freestanding bath, heated towel rail and en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC. 1 x twin. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Living/dining room with woodburning stove

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Fishing availableGolf course nearbyLocal Pub

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More about luxury holidays in Northumberland

This is England’s most northern county, a magical place with some of the great aspects of both Scotland and England. The county is filled with ancient castles, beautiful beaches, rugged moorland and pretty quaint English villages and towns. You will also discover rolling hills and huge stretches of outstanding landscape and scenery, perfect for any enthusiastic walkers or cyclists. Also perfect for horse riding, golfing and also many water sports. Wildlife is also in abundance here and bird watching and other wildlife watching is a popular pastime. Take a boat trip out to the Farne Islands and enjoy watching hundreds of seals basking on the rocky shores. You can also spot otters, badgers, deer and much more in varied areas of Northumberland.  If you’re feeling less active and would rather take in the sights then Northumberland also has a vast array of stately homes and historic buildings for you to investigate as well as world-class castles and forts. One of the most interesting has to be Hadrian’s Wall, an iconic English heritage site that snakes for 73 miles through the Northumberland countryside. With such a large iconic landmark just waiting to be investigated why not bring along your furry friend and enjoy the walk together with a Luxury Pet-friendly cottage to return too. 

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